Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Alphabetical Guide to South Africa
Duncan Savage, who made a 92-point Cinsault blend, calls 2020 “a pretty vintage” whose wines boast ample fruit and fine tannins. (Courtesy of Duncan Savage)
From the Aug 31, 2022, issue

Nearly 175 wines were reviewed by senior editor Alison Napjus for the South Africa wine focus in the August 31, 2022, issue of Wine Spectator. For a full analysis of the latest releases and recommended wines, read "Open Range." WineSpectator.com members can find full reviews, with tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ALHEIT
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Nautical Dawn 2020 93 $70
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Hereafter Here 2020 91 $38
Hemelrand Vine Garden Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2020 92 $52
Magnetic North Citrusdal Mountain 2020 90 $110
Sémillon Franschhoek Monument 2020 90 $103
Western Cape White Cartology 2020 92 $58
ANWILKA
Petit Frère Stellenbosch 2018 87 $18
Stellenbosch 2016 91 $60
BADENHORST FAMILY;A.A.*
Chardonnay Coastal Region The Curator 2021 83 $16 / 250ml
Chenin Blanc Swartland Secateurs 2021 86 $18
Chenin Blanc Swartland Secateurs 2020 88 $18
Grenache Swartland The Curator 2021 84 $16 / 250ml
Kalmoesfontein White Swartland 2018 92 $45
Secateurs Riviera Swartland 2021 92 $18
Shiraz-Grenache-Cinsault Swartland Secateurs 2021 88 $18
Swartland 2019 92 $45
The Curator Red Swartland 2020 87 $10
The Curator White Coastal Region 2021 87 $10
The Curator White Coastal Region 2020 86 $10
BEESLAAR WINES
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2019 90 $55
BLACKWATER
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape High Roller 2020 84 $18
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF
Sémillon Franschhoek 2018 91 $49
Syrah Swartland 2018 93 $69
The Chocolate Block Swartland 2020 92 $38
The Chocolate Block Swartland 2019 90 $38
BOSCHKLOOF
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape 2020 89 $25
Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Western Cape 2020 86 $20
Chardonnay Western Cape 2021 87 $23
Syrah Western Cape 2019 91 $30
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON
Chardonnay Cape South Coast Sans Barrique 2020 90 $27
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Missionvale 2020 89 $32
Chardonnay Overberg Crocodile's Lair 2020 89 $25
Hannibal Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2019 90 $45
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Galpin Peak 2020 91 $54
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Tête de Cuvée 2020 93 $135
Sauvignon Blanc Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2021 88 $22
BRAAI
Pinotage Western Cape 2019 87 $18
BUITENVERWACHTING
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2021 89 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Beyond 2021 85 $12
CAPE D'OR
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape 2020 86 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2021 83 $16
CAREME(SOUTH AFRICA);TANIA & VINCENT*
Terre Brûlée Le Blanc Swartland 2020 90 $16
CONSTANTIA GLEN
Five Constantia 2017 91 $50
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2020 89 $26
Three Constantia 2017 90 $35
DE MORGENZON
Chardonnay Stellenbosch DMZ 2021 87 $18
Chardonnay Stellenbosch DMZ 2020 88 $13
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Reserve 2018 90 $43
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Reserve 2019 90 $45
Maestro Red Stellenbosch 2016 89 $28
Maestro White Stellenbosch 2017 88 $28
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch DMZ 2021 89 $18
DE TOREN
Stellenbosch Fusion V 2018 91 $63
DE WETSHOF
Chardonnay Robertson Bon Vallon 2021 91 $24
Chardonnay Robertson Lesca 2021 92 $26
Chardonnay Robertson Lesca 2020 91 $26
Chardonnay Robertson Limestone Hill 2021 90 $17
DELAIRE GRAFF
Sauvignon Blanc Coastal Region Coastal Cuvée 2021 89 $25
FAIRVIEW
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region 2020 87 $16
Goats do Roam Red Western Cape 2021 86 $14
GLENELLY
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Glass Collection 2019 88 $18
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Estate Reserve 2019 89 $25
GROOT CONSTANTIA
Grand Constance Constantia 2017 92 $82 / 375ml
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2021 90 $23
Shiraz Constantia 2017 91 $32
HAMILTON RUSSELL
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Tesselaarsdal 2020 91 $40
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2020 92 $43
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2020 90 $52
INDABA
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2020 82 $12
INTELLEGO
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2020 87 $27
JAM JAR
Sweet White Western Cape 2020 86 $10
KANONKOP
Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2016 90 $50
Kadette Stellenbosch 2019 89 $18
Paul Sauer Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2018 93 $63
Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2019 90 $48
KEERMONT
Amphitheatre Stellenbosch 2015 92 $84
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Pondokrug 2017 90 $67
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 89 $58
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 91 $58
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Riverside 2019 91 $52
Syrah Stellenbosch 2016 90 $45
Syrah Stellenbosch Steepside 2017 92 $71
Syrah Stellenbosch Topside 2017 90 $71
Terrasse Stellenbosch 2018 91 $34
KLEIN CONSTANTIA
Constantia Red 2018 91 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2020 87 $17
KLOOVENBURG
The Gatekeepers Swartland Red 2019 88 $15
The Gatekeepers Swartland White 2020 86 $15
KUMUSHA
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape 2020 82 $15
Chenin Blanc Breedekloof 2020 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2020 84 $15
LIEVLAND
Sauvignon Blanc Cape South Coast 2021 88 $19
LOURENS FAMILY WINES
Howard John Swartland 2020 88 $28
Lindi Carien Western Cape 2020 86 $30
MAN VINTNERS
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region Ou Kalant 2019 85 $12
MEERLUST
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2021 90 $30
Rubicon Stellenbosch 2018 91 $40
Rubicon Stellenbosch 2017 91 $38
Stellenbosch 2019 88 $18
Stellenbosch 2018 87 $15
MOTHER ROCK WINES
Chenin Blanc Swartland Force Celeste 2021 88 $20
Holocene Swartland 2018 91 $33
Sémillon Swartland Force Celeste 2020 88 $17
MULDERBOSCH
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Single Vineyard 2019 91 $45
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2021 89 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2021 86 $17
OPHIDIAN
Pinotage Swartland 2019 85 $21
OPSTAL
Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon Breedekloof Sixpence 2020 84 $12
PAINTED WOLF
Pinotage Coastal Region The Den 2020 88 $14
PATATSFONTEIN
Patatsblanc Montagu 2020 86 $21
Steen Montagu 2020 89 $43
PIEKENIERSKLOOF WINE COMPANY
Cinsault Piekenierskloof 2020 89 $25
Grenache Noir Piekenierskloof 2020 88 $25
PORSELEINBERG
Swartland 2019 95 $95
POSTED ACCORD
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2020 84 $18
RAATS FAMILY
Chenin Blanc Polkadraai Hills Original Unwooded 2021 88 $15
REYNEKE
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 95 $136
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Biodynamic 2020 92 $34
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Vinehugger 2020 86 $17
Reserve Red Stellenbosch 2017 93 $71
Reserve White Stellenbosch 2018 91 $46
Syrah Stellenbosch Organic 2018 89 $29
Vinehugger Red Western Cape 2019 89 $15
RUST EN VREDE
1694 Classification Stellenbosch 2017 95 $200
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019 93 $40
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Single Vineyard 2018 94 $140
Stellenbosch 2018 92 $60
Stellenbosch 2017 93 $62
Syrah Stellenbosch 2019 90 $40
Syrah Stellenbosch 2018 92 $40
Syrah Stellenbosch Single Vineyard 2017 94 $40
RUSTENBERG
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Peter Barlow 2019 90 $59
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2021 91 $24
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2021 90 $17
John X Merriman Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2020 90 $33
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2021 87 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2020 90 $15
SADIE FAMILY
Palladius Swartland 2019 93 $155
SAVAGE;DUNCAN*
Follow the Line Cape Town 2020 92 $50
Stellenbosch 2019 93 $53
SIMONSIG
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2020 86 $14
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2018 86 $18
Pinotage Stellenbosch Redhill 2018 89 $38
Tiara Stellenbosch 2017 92 $39
SOUTHERN RIGHT
Pinotage Western Cape 2020 91 $34
Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay 2021 89 $18
SPICE ROUTE
Chakalaka Swartland 2018 90 $26
STARK-CONDE
Cabernet Sauvignon Jonkershoek Valley 2019 92 $30
Jonkershoek Valley White Field Blend 2021 90 $30
Syrah Jonkershoek Valley Three Pines 2018 89 $48
Syrah Stellenbosch 2018 89 $30
STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019 88 $20
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Bushvine 2020 89 $18
Pinotage Stellenbosch Bushvine 2020 86 $20
STORM WINES
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Vrede 2020 92 $60
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2020 92 $60
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Ignis 2020 91 $60
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Vrede 2020 90 $60
THISTLE & WEED
Chenin Blanc Paarl Duwweltjie 2020 89 $26
Chenin Blanc Swartland Springdoring 2020 90 $33
Khakibos White Stellenbosch 2019 90 $29
TOPIARY
Chardonnay Franschhoek 2020 89 $25
Innocence Franschhoek 2018 89 $22
TUSSOCK JUMPER(SOUTH AFRICA)
Chenin Blanc Western Cape 2020 83 $13
VILAFONTE
Seriously Old Dirt Western Cape 2019 92 $30
WARWICK
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch The Blue Lady 2018 92 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape The First Lady 2019 87 $15
Chardonnay Western Cape The First Lady 2021 88 $15
WISDOM POINT
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2020 85 $18
ZORGVLIET
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Silver Myn 2021 86 $13
Silver Myn Argentum Stellenbosch 2020 86 $13
Tasting Reports red-wines White Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah / Shiraz Pinotage Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc South Africa 2017 2018 2019 2020

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